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Dr Noam Shemtov


Reader in IP and Technology Law

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 8063
Room Number: Lincoln's Inn Fields


Dr Noam Shemtov joined CCLS in September 2009 as a lecturer in Intellectual Property and technology Law. He is currently a Reader in IP and Technology Law and Deputy Head of CCLS. He lectures in areas of intellectual property, creative industries and technology and his research interests are also focused in these fields.

Noam has led research projects and studies funded by UK Research Councils and by industry, national, supranational and commercial organizations, such as CreativeWorks London, CISAC, Microsoft, WIPO, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). He is currently leading a project for DFID/FCO on the Establishment and Operation of a Specialised IP Court in Ukraine.

Noam also holds visiting appointments by Spanish and Dutch universities, where he lectures regularly in areas pertaining to intellectual property, creative industries and technology. He is a qualified solicitor both in the UK and in Israel.

Postgraduate Teaching

  • QLLM095 Intellectual Property and the Creative Industries
  • QLLM017 Computer Law




  • Beyond the Code: Protection of Non-Textual Features of Software, Oxford University Press (September 2017), ISBN: 9780198716792
  • Free and Open Source Software: Law, Policy and Practice, Oxford University Press 2014 (ISBN: 0199680493); Co-editor and author
  • European Patent Decisions, Sweet & Maxwell (ISBN: 9780952000723); Co-Author.

Journal Articles

  • Software Patents and Open Source Models in Europe: Does the FOSS community need to worry about current attitudes at the EPO?.IFOSS L. Rev 2, (2) (2011)
  • Mission Impossible? Search Engines ongoing search for a viable global keyword policy, Journal of Internet Law, (Aspen Publishers) September 2009.
  • The characteristics of technical character and the ongoing saga at the EPO and the English Courts, Journal for Intellectual Property Law and Practice (OUP, July 2009)
  • Searching for the Right Balance: Google, keywords advertising and trademark use, European Intellectual Property Review 30.11 (2008)
  • Getting into shape, TrademarkWorld (May 2008) (Co-authored 50% with Gadi Oron, IFPI),
  • Revisiting Arsenal in the Light of Opel and Picasso, Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, OUP, 2007 2(8)
  • Circumventing The Idea Expression Dichotomy: The Use Of Copyright, Technology And Contract To Deny Public Access to Ideas, Emerging Issues In Modern Intellectual Property Trade, Technology And Market Freedom, PIPS Nov. 2007.

Book Chapters/Essays

  • The BeatWoven Project, in Cultural Policy, Innovation and the Creative Economy, Palgrave Macmillan 2016, (ISBN 978-1-349-95112-3)
  • Circumventing The Idea Expression Dichotomy: The Use Of Copyright, Technology And Contract To Deny Public Access to Ideas, in EMERGING ISSUES IN MODERN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: TRADE, TECHNOLOGY, MARKET FREEDOM ESSAYS, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 2007, (ISBN 1 84542 775 0)
  • The Protection of Graphical User Interfaces in Europe, in Research Handbook on IP and Digital Technologies (ed. Prof. T. Aplin), Edward Elgar publishing (forthcoming 2018).

Public Engagement

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